Read Donald Trump’s Historic Impeachment Takedown Letter to Nancy Pelosi, by Charlie Sperling.
President Donald Trump denounced the Democrat-led impeachment process in a strongly worded letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday. …
The president argued that the impeachment process was “an unprecedented and unconstitutional abuse of power” from Democrats, criticizing the articles of impeachment for failing to match the Constitutional standard of high crimes and misdemeanors. …
Trump accused Democrats of violating their oath of office and going against the Constitution. He also attacked Pelosi personally for a “false display of solemnity” during the partisan process.
Trump admitted that it was highly unlikely that Pelosi would be swayed by his letter.
“While I have no expectation that you will do so, I write this letter to you for the purpose of history and to put my thoughts on a permanent and indelible record,” Trump concluded.
Here is the full letter. There are many damaged, partial, or altered versions around the web — this is the real thing. Brilliant and blistering (probably because Stephen Miller wrote it).
UPDATE: Pelosi’s reaction:
While speaking to reporters on Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stated that the “essence” of President Trump’s impeachment letter is “really sick.”
Pelosi said, “No reaction. It’s ridiculous.”
She added, “I haven’t really fully read it. We’ve been working. I’ve seen the essence of it, though, and it’s really sick.”
She hasn’t even read it but it makes her “sick”? How outstandingly competent. Such a wise woman, taking in all perspectives into account before acting.
hat-tip Scott of the Pacific